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line and th'e gathered side panels
adds to the appearance of width.
The severely plain -waist, the high
waistline and the "angel" sleeves re
call the quaint fashions of 1860. The
fur banding is chinchilla, something
of a relief from the irrepressible
LAND WHERE LEAP YEAR NEVpR ENDS ALEUT,
WOMEN WON'T TAKE NO" F&R AN ANSWER
Aleut Belle, With Leap Year Smile.
BY JACK JUNGMEYER
Unalaska, Alaska, Nov. 22. Every
unattached white man who comes to
thissection of Alaska is in danger of
maijrying a native woman.
ThfrAleut girls will do the courting.
And Uncle Sam will insist on a
binding ceremony. '
After that the white man usually
gravitates rapidly to the low level of
the brown girl who has landed him
to the careless, slovenly ljfe of a fish
The Aleut women are persistent in
their frank- attentions. They seldom
take "no" for an answer.- To tem
marriage with a white man is a tre
mendous elevation in caste.'
That's why it's always leap yeanon '
the Aleutian islands.
And a full' blood native child is
about as rare as a sea otter along
this fringe of Bering sea.
Concealment of their preferences
is not understood by most of the na
tives. They, woo with a startling can-
dor, with primitive-recklessness.
The government has recognized
this condition and its tragic possibil
ities, .and has inaugurated the policy
of sending married men with their
families, wherever possible, to fill'